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Brautigan, Richard

Works: 448 works in 1,544 publications in 17 languages and 28,386 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Satire  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Performer, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3503.R2736, 813.54
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Trout fishing in America by Richard Brautigan( Book )

137 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trout Fishing in America is a novella. It is quite abstract and does not have a clear main story line. It consists mainly of anecdotes broken into chapters, with characters often appearing in more than one story.T he settings of most of the chapters occur in three places: Brautigan's childhood in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.; his day-to-day adult life in San Francisco; and a camping trip in Idaho with his wife and infant daughter during the summer of 1961. Most of the chapters were written during this trip
The Hawkline monster : a gothic western by Richard Brautigan( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1902; the setting, Eastern Oregon. A 15-year-old Indian girl wanders into a whorehouse looking for men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline's house. Armed with a trunkful of guns, two men set off in search of the Hawkline Monster. What follows is a series of unusual and often comic encounters in this parody of two literary genres
A Confederate general from Big Sur by Richard Brautigan( Book )

76 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse and Lee share a house owned by a very nice Chinese dentist, where it rains in the hall. They move to cabins on the cliffs at Big Sur where the deafening croaks of frogs can be temporarily silenced by the cry, 'Campbell's Soup'. Ultimately, we learn how the frogs are permanently silenced ...and dreams disperse around a fire into 186,000 endings per second
The abortion : an historical romance 1966 by Richard Brautigan( Book )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reclusive young man works in a San Francisco library for unpublishable books. Life's losers, an astonishing number of whom seem to be writers, can bring their manuscripts to the library, where they will be welcomed, registered and shelved. They will not be read, but they will be cherished. In comes Vida, with her manuscript. Her book is about her gorgeous body, in which she feels uncomfortable. The librarian makes her feel comfortable, and together they live in the back of the library until a trip to Tijuana to get an abortion changes them in ways neither of them had ever expected
Revenge of the lawn : stories, 1962-1970 by Richard Brautigan( Book )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge of the Lawn is Richard Brautigan in miniature and contains no fewer than 62 ultra-short stories set mainly in Tacoma, Washington (where the author grew up) and in the flower-powered San Francisco of the late fifties and early sixties. In their compacted form, which ranges from the murderously short 'The Scarlatti Tilt' to one-page wonders like the sexually poignant poetry of 'An Unlimited Supply of 35 Millimetre Film', Brautigan's stories take us into a world where his fleeting glimpses of everyday strangeness leave stories and characters resonating in our heads long after they're gone
So the wind won't blow it all away by Richard Brautigan( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focused around the death of a young boy in a shooting accident in a small western Oregon town in the 1940s, So the Wind Won't Blow it all Away was the last of the author's novels published before his death in 1984
In watermelon sugar by Richard Brautigan( Book )

92 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death is a place where the sun shines a different colour every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. Brautigan expresses the mood of a new generation
The Tokyo-Montana express by Richard Brautigan( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and French and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of one hundred and thirty-one "stations" inspired by memories of Japan and Montana, January-July 1976, that seem to form a somewhat autobiographical work. According to the author, each section of the novel represented a separate stop along a journey, a station along a metaphorical rail line joining Japan and Montana. Common themes running through these stations include Brautigan's own disillusionment with aging, the search for identity, the diversity of human nature, and cultural differences between Montana and Japan
Sombrero fallout : a Japanese novel by Richard Brautigan( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features two interrelated stories. The first, about a sombrero falling from the sky and its affect on humanity. In the second, the narrator of the first story thinks about his Japanese ex-lover who has recently moved out of his apartment
An unfortunate woman : a journey by Richard Brautigan( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assumes the form of a traveler's journal, chronicling the protagonists's journey and his oblique ruminations on the suicide of one woman and the death from cancer of another, close friend."--Jacket
Willard and his bowling trophies : a perverse mystery by Richard Brautigan( Book )

42 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel takes place in an apartment house on Chestnut Street in San Francisco. The principals are Constance and Bob, the couple upstairs who read the Greek Anthology and play the Story of O game, a strange mixture of offbeat sexual fantasies; Pat and John, the couple downstairs who eat turkey sandwiches naked and watch Johnny Carson; the three Logan brothers, whose bowling trophies have been stolen; and Willard, a three-foot-high papier-mâché bird. The Logan brothers have vowed to recover their bowling trophies at any cost and seek vengeance on those who stole them."--Jacket
Dreaming of Babylon : a private eye novel, 1942 by Richard Brautigan( Book )

23 editions published between 1900 and 1982 in English and Dutch and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is early 1942. You are in San Francisco, and you need a private eye. Sam Spade is rumored to be in Istanbul. Philip Marlowe is up at Little Fawn Lake investigating the disappearance of Mrs. Derace Kingsley. Lew Archer is in the army. Who's left? Nobody but C. Card. You haven't heard of C. Card? That's all right. Nobody has. When you hire C. Card, you have scraped the bottom of the private eye barrel. But you won't be bored
Richard Brautigan's Trout fishing in America ; The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster ; and, In watermelon sugar by Richard Brautigan( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Required reading for the hip generation, this one-volume edition contains two novels and a collection of poetry. The comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life will recapture today's reader
Loading mercury with a pitchfork : [poems] by Richard Brautigan( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... delicate, full of insight and the ability to see and describe the possibilities and complications of the world in a lucid and totally original way ..."
Rommel drives on deep into Egypt by Richard Brautigan( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster by Richard Brautigan( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems of Richard Brautigan from the years 1957-1968
Trout fishing in America : The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster, and In watermelon sugar by Richard Brautigan( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June 30th, June 30th by Richard Brautigan( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Confederate general from Big Sur, Dreaming of Babylon, and The Hawkline monster : three books in the manner of their original editions by Richard Brautigan( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Brautigan was the author of ten novels, including a contemporary classic, Trout Fishing in America, nine volumes of poetry, and a collection of stories. Here are three Brautigan novels--A Confederate General from B ig Sir, Dreaming of Babylon and The Hawkline Monster--reissues in a one-volume omnibus edition
The Edna Webster collection of undiscovered writings by Richard Brautigan( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first "real" girlfriend. The stories and poems show Brautigan as hopelessly lovestruck, cheerily goofy, and at his most disarmingly innocent. We see not only a young man and young artist about to bloom, but also the whole literary sensibility of the 1960s counterculture about to spread its wings and fly."--Jacket
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An unfortunate woman : a journey
Alternative Names
Brautigan, Richard 1935-1984

Brautigan, Richard Gary

Brautigan, Richard Gary 1935-1984

Brotigans, Ričards

Riçard Brotiqan

Richard Brautigan americký spisovatel

Richard Brautigan Amerikaans schrijver

Richard Brautigan amerikansk poet och författare

Richard Brautigan amerikansk poet og skribent

Richard Brautigan amerykański pisarz

Richard Brautigan écrivain américain

Richard Brautigan scrittore e poeta statunitense

Richard Brautigan US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Ричард Бротиган американский писатель и поэт

Річард Бротіган

Ռիչարդ Բրոտիգան

בראוטיגן, ריצ׳רד

ריצ'רד בראוטיגן

ریچارد براتیگان نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

ڕیچارد براتیگان

ರಿಚರ್ಡ್ ಗ್ಯಾರಿ ಬ್ರಾಟಿಗಾನ್

브라우티건, 리차드 1935-

브라우티건, 리차드 1935-1984

브라우티건, 리처드 1935-

브라우티건, 리처드 1935-1984

ブローティガン, R

ブロティガン, リチャアド

ブローティガン, リチャード



The Hawkline monster : a gothic westernA Confederate general from Big SurThe abortion : an historical romance 1966Revenge of the lawn : stories, 1962-1970So the wind won't blow it all awayIn watermelon sugarSombrero fallout : a Japanese novelAn unfortunate woman : a journey